Genus Vatica

A genus in the family Dipterocarpaceae.

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Vatica cuspidata (Ridl.) Sym.
resak daun runcing
Endemic to Malaya, and most common Vatica, on coastal hills. Vulnerable, due to conversion and placing logging roads on ridges. Long petioled acuminate leaf that dries dark. TH 2012.
V cuspidata leafV cuspidata
Vatica flavida Foxw.
Resak padi
Endemic to Parit FR, Keroh & Cikus. Feared extinct. Elliptic-obovate cuspidate leaf with veins hairy on under surface. Yellow flowers in great profusion. These from Univeristi Petronas campus, 2011.
Vatica-flavida
Vatica-havilandii-stipule
Vatica havilandii
Brandis
resak degung
N. Borneo, Malaya: Parit FR. Prefers low forest, critically endangered, close to extinction in Malaya. Obovate-oblong leaf sharp at apex, rounded at base but variable. Dries papery dark purple. Nut globose.
Vatica-havilandii
Vatica-lobata-leaf-detail
Vatica lobata
resak paya
Endemic sp from Sg Paka, Trengganu. Swampy
land near streams, now critically endangered if
not extinct due to conversion of habitat to estate.
Obovate leaf with only 5 prs nerves. 1 fr TH 11/09.
Vatica-lobata Vatica lobata.
Vatica lowii King emend. Sym.
resak pipit
From SE Thailand to Johor. Small bluntly acuminate leaf. Typical Vatica, up to 1.5m girth. From Tunas Harapan 6.12
Vatica-lowii
Vatica nitens King
resak daun panjang
Malay peninsula and NW Borneo. From Penang and s. Kedah to Panti, s. Johor. Common in northern Selangor but not abundant anywhere. Vulnerable
to logging and forest conversion. Large oblong leaves, bole up to 3m girth.
Vatica-nitens
Vatica odorata (Griff.) Sym.
resak ranting kesat
Throughout Malaya, more common in north. Sub species, on low hills. Rusty pink tomentose young twigs (kesat: rough twigs) and semi-inferior fruits. Fr Tunas Harapan 6.12.
Vatica-odorata-2
Vatica pauciflora (Korth.) Bl.
resak paya
Fr S Vietnam to S Sumatra, in low lying swampy habitat. Vulnerable due to fragmentation. Typical Vatica, less than 3m girth, wingless fruits adapted for water dispersal. Tunas Harapan 6.12.
Va pauciflora infloresence
Vatica stapfiana (King) Sloot
resak mempening, resak laru
Malaya and Sumatra. Not uncommon in Selangor, Perak, Pahang, often in valleys, near streams. Rarely exceeds 1m girth, exudations of yellow dammar. Fruits resemble acorns of Quercus, mempening.
Vatica-stapfiana-(King)-Slo
Vatica venulosa Bl.
resak letup
Malaya, Sumatra, W Java, Borneo. Near streams in damp soil, probably endangered, but not studied. Typical small Vatica, <1m girth. Small leaves, nut concealed by 5 sepal wings 3 cm long. Lata Belatan, Trengganu. TH 6.2012.
Vatica-venulosa
Vatica yeechongii
Endemic sp from Sg Lalang FR Selangor, first
described in 2002, on slope not far from Saraca
stream. V large leaves, 40cm long, billowed
between at least 28 prs nerves, short stout
petiole and stout twigs. 1 fr TH 11/09V yeechongiiV yeechongii leaves

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